OZEV and Government Grants
The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) is a team working across the Government supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). They’re providing support for the take up of plug in vehicles, as well as funding to support chargepoint infrastructure across the UK. This will contribute to economic growth and will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution on our roads.
WORKPLACE CHARGING SCHEME
At Devitech, we’re supported by the government’s EV charging scheme, this means that you can claim up to 75% of the cost of an EV infrastructure, or up to £14,000.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.
It is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.
The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:
- £350 per socket
- 40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site
EV INFASTRUCTURE GRANTS FOR STAFF AND FLEETS
At Devitech, we’re supported by the government’s EV charging scheme, this means that you can claim up to 75% of the cost of an EV infrastructure, or up to £15,000. There are four simple stages to claim on your new EV chargers:
The EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets is for small-to-medium-sized businesses in the UK.
You can apply for this grant if you are a small-to-medium-sized business with no more than 249 employees.
The grant covers up to 75% of the cost of installing the infrastructure needed for chargepoints to operate and for future chargepoints to be installed, as well as the cost of any chargepoints installed. There is a limit of £15,000 per grant.
You can get up to:
- £350 per chargepoint socket installed
- £500 per parking space enabled with supporting infrastructure
Each parking space claimed must be associated with a unique chargepoint socket. The socket must be associated with an installed chargepoint or one that will be installed at a future connection location.
The installed infrastructure must support a minimum of 5 parking spaces with at least one working chargepoint.
EV GRANTS & SUPPORT FOR LANDLORDS
At Devitech, we’re supported by the government’s EV charging scheme, we are proud to work with landlords across the UK to enable the EV Chargepoint rollout.
There are 2 grants you can get for installing chargepoints for electric vehicles at a property you own:
- an electric vehicle chargepoint grant (EV chargepoint grant)
- an electric vehicle infrastructure grant (EV infrastructure grant)
You can use an infrastructure grant and a chargepoint grant on the same property.
EV Chargepoint Grant
An EV chargepoint grant gives you money off the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint socket.
You can get either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower.
Each financial year, you can get up to:
- 200 grants for residential properties
- 100 grants for commercial properties
These can be across several properties and installations or for one property.
EV infrastructure Grant
An EV infrastructure grant gives you money off the cost of wider building and installation work that’s needed to install multiple chargepoint sockets.
The work can be for sockets you want to install now and in the future. For example, an EV infrastructure grant can cover things like wiring and posts.
You can get up to £30,000 or 75% off the cost of the work. The amount depends on how many parking spaces the work covers.
You can get up to 30 infrastructure grants each financial year.
Each infrastructure grant must be used for a different property.
- Devitech will survey your site and provide a quote.
- You complete an online application for a grant.
- The grant voucher code is awarded and sent to Devitech pre project start
- Devitech carry out the installation and test report.